Me too. Had "Kit" Carson build me this Model 4 in (then 420V) back in the 90's:
Speaking completely from my limited experience, I do have a Blurple PM2, which I sorta put through my own rough use test (~2 years ago) against a PM2 in Rex45 and a Manix2 in S90V, and I found S110V to be the most brittle/prone to chip & difficult to sharpen. I just don't care for it, at all. I know the specs, I know people love it, it's just not my jam, I don't care for it, mad props to those who enjoy it and can get it wicked sharp.
My first real Spyderco (Had a Byrd Raven 2 before that) was an s110v para 3. I loved it, and amusingly I taught myself how to sharpen on it, but I was very inexperienced at the time, pretty much ruined the blade, and haven't bought anything else in s110v since, so I'm not really an authority on it. I have sharpened it for fun a few times recently, and I didn't find it super difficult. It does take longer to grind, approaching Maxamet levels, but it doesn't deburr as easily as Maxamet.
Likely a combination of higher hardness and higher carbide volume. S110v has a bunch of niobium forming carbides on top of the vanadium, iirc.
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